Georg Katzer was born in 1935 in Silesia (today Poland). Studies (composition/piano) in Berlin (East) and Prague. Afterwards student in Hanns Eislers master class at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, where he himself was elected a member in 1978. Here he founded the Studio for Experimental (Electroacoustic) Music. In 1980 he was appointed a professor and he got a master class for composition at the Akademie der Künste. He lives near Berlin as a freelance composer. He received composition awards in the DDR, France (Bourges), Switzerland and the FRG, guest of honor at the Villa Massimo, Rom. Along with his compositional work (orchestra pieces, solo concerts, chamber music, three operas, two ballets, electroacoustic- and multimedia works) Georg Katzer is also involved with multimedia-projects and improvised music. He has played with Johannes Bauer, Wolfgang Fuchs, Paul Lytten, Radu Malfatti, Phil Wachsman, Phil Minton, Tony Oxley among others, on European tours.